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Apply for the NHSC’s Loan Repayment Programs by Feb. 3

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has extended the deadline for applications for its Loan Repayment Program (LRP), Substance Use Disorder Workforce LRP, and Rural Community LRP. Providing up to $100,000 in loan repayment aid in return for serving 2-3 years at facilities in health professional shortage areas (HPSAs), these programs are excellent opportunities for physicians, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and other professionals to pay off their loans while improving the health of underserved communities.

Don’t miss out: learn more and apply for any of the below programs by February 3:

Another Opportunity: Nurse Corps Applications Are Open

It’s not too late to apply to join HRSA’s Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program: this program can help pay up to 85% of educational debt for registered nurses, advance practice registered nurses, and nurse faculty members in exchange for working in critical shortage facilities (CSF) or serving as nurse faculty in eligible nursing schools. Recipients must have received their nursing education from an accredited school of nursing located in a U.S. state or territory and work full-time in an eligible CSF or accredited school of nursing.

View a fact sheet and apply by Jan. 27.

Health Centers: Share These Opportunities with Your Clinicians

With $1 billion in additional funding through the American Rescue Plan, HRSA will be able to make a record-breaking number of awards this year. In 2021, the NHSC was able to award all eligible applicants, regardless of their site’s HPSA score, making the largest numbers of awards in our history last year.

ACU invites health centers to help HRSA reach their goal of awarding a record number of clinicians again this year while supporting your workforce:

  • Encourage your eligible clinicians to apply! There’s still time to begin your application.
  • Learn more by visiting the NHSC and Nurse Corps websites.